Added the final touches to this wonderful chap, and now have my first warcaster ready to rock. As I stated previously I have loved painting this miniature up, it was a great sculpt with just the right amount of details so as not to overload the miniature, but to still have some interesting bits here and there. With the rest of the starter box finished off now all I need to do is find an adult to teach me how to play 😀
My first 3 Warjacks are now ready for battle, I just need to finish off the Warcaster to lead them :D.
I decided on a couple of things I wanted to do with these guys before starting and think they stick to them pretty closely. I wanted to make sure they looked used and a wee bit grimy. I don’t think steam engines and warfare will mean a clean piece of kit :). I also wanted to make them look a bit more larger than life and closer to what appears in the artwork, hence the heat coming from the engine and exhausts. I’m toying with adding some plumes of smoke to them to further this link to the artwork, either using clump foliage painted up or some resin cinematics I’ve seen on the interwebs. I think I’ll make up a tester with the clump foliage and see how it looks. The last think I wanted was some funky looking bases, which since they are resin, was very easy to capture but the addition of the leaves adds that extra wee touch of character that I was looking for.
Anyway enough of me blabbering, here’s some pictures :D…
This is by far one of my favorite models ever and has been so much fun to paint, so much so that I’ve already zipped through painting him to the point where hes nearly done 🙂
I’m really pleased with the Jacket, particularly the yellowy/gold trim on the back. The colours came out looking great and the it gives him enough to tie him in with the Jacks I’m painting.
All I need to do now is a few touches to his hair, the cloth round the neck, the “magic bullets” and the base 😀
Progress has been moving steadily on the Cygnar warjacks. These guys seem to be working as an experiment batch, with me trying out a few new things on them at once.
My local retailer recently started too stock P3 paints, so I decided to get some and see what they’re like, as I’ve only ever really used the Citadel range. I got a couple of the blues (Cygnar Base & Cygnar Highlight) and some whites(Menoth Base & Menoth Highlight) to try out on these chaps and I was pleased with the result. They are a little thinner in consistency than most of the Citadel range, which I tend to water those down anyway, so it meant I could take it straight from the bottle.
I also wanted to try out some rusty battle damage, as I want to eventually do a fair bit of weathering on these guys. I’ve still a wee bit of work to do on whats they’re at the moment, as it seems a little too clean. What’s there was done by added patches of Doombull Brown, with a wee bit of added Trollslayer Orange, erratically with a brush. Then carefully highlighting the lower edges with Cygnar Blue Highlight, and mixing in some Menoth Highlight for at least 2 other smaller sections of highlighting.
I’m very happy with how they’re looking so far….
I grabbed a Cygnar starter at the end of last week and just got crackin into the building, and here’s what I’ve got:
As you can see I invested in some resin base inserts for these guys, firstly because it looks damn good and ties them in a little with Caine, but secondly cause it makes things much simpler than building the same myself 😀
I also got a wee bit distracted on ebay and bought myself another Warcaster, again because the model is just so damn lovely…
Gonna try and get started on painting up the warjacks over the weekend and will let you see how I get on…
No, its not a childrens book I’m writing :), after having my eye on Warmachine for a while but not being able to settle on a faction, I noticed this chap and just fell in love with the model:
Having not played the game properly (have had a demo which I thoroughly enjoyed), I stuck with the rule of cool for my faction choice, which will mean a Cygnar list built around this chap once I get into it a bit more. My plan at the moment is to get the Cygnar starter box and learn to play with that and then expand the force from there, once I have a better idea of what everything does 😀